H1B visa 2015 2016
With the growing economy and sensex at its peak, there will surely be a lottery for H1B visa 2015 2016. Here lets discuss what the steps an employee needs to be aware of and take necessary actions of his H1B petition. Also what would be a typical cost involved and what fees will be returned if your application is not picked up in a lottery.
1) As soon as the company sponsoring your H1b tells that they have filed your application- Ask for Mailing Receipt Proof/Tracking Number. Do not believe word of mouth. You should get a Receipt number without fail.
2)Obtain Copy of Education Evaluation, cover letter that was sent to USCIS, and also I-129 form and LCA.
3)Copy of G-28 signed by the Attorney related to your H1B Petition
Usually the cost involved for attorney fees /Education evaluation and mailing cost would be near 1000$ or a bit more for your H1b excluding your H1b Fees.
In case your H1b petition is not picked up by lottery all the H1b visa Fees will be returned by USCIS Attorney, mailing and Academic evaluation fee is usually non-refundable, even if the H1B is not picked in the lottery.
Confirm that you’re H1B has been sent by the Employer on required dates like March 31, 2015 by
If the H1B is not picked in the Lottery, around 45-60 days of filing the Employer/Attorney receives the entire package in a Yellow Envelope containing:
1)Original Mailing Receipt .
2)Entire H1B Package
3)A Blue letter
4)I-129 form that was submitted with a Unique Tracking ID
Desi Employers sometimes deduct expenses like Attorney Fee, Mailing, and Academic Evaluation if your application is not picked in the Lottery. It just depends on your employer.